Flipping a Thrift Store School Desk for Profit

Taking a low-cost old school desk from the shop and turning it into a treasure. Brought to us by Squarespace. For 10% off your very first purchase, go to:

I discovered an ignored old-school desk at a for a bargain of just $10. I'm going to entirely restore it and bring it back to a like-new condition. Using some beautiful in your area grown walnut wood, I intend to change this school desk into a stunning piece of great furniture that I can then offer. The profits from this sale will be used towards moneying our next task from the shop. This has actually been among the most enjoyable projects I've worked on and I'm genuinely delighted with the result.

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  1. Didn’t hate your original desktop. I’d probably would have left it. Your videos are so much fun. Keep up the good work.

  2. Another brilliant video!
    You really look like you’re having fun with these projects and that comes across so well.
    Thank you for sharing and making me laugh

  3. I completely understand your statement on being attached to beautiful pieces of wood. I do the same thing. I find myself judging projects as to whether or not they are worthy of such a beautiful piece of wood. They always say that the first step is accepting that you have a problem. πŸ˜‚

  4. Beautiful work, Dave! It turned out amazing! Well done!!! πŸ˜ƒ
    Stay safe there with your family! πŸ––πŸ˜Š

  5. I love the finished piece David, but I LOVED the more playful top you created. 😊

  6. You are very creative, and crack me up, at the same time! Thank you for sharing!

  7. This was a fun video. I’m glad you ditched the first top, but rule #4 doesn’t always work out. Turned out beautiful in the end!

  8. Desk looks great.

    I like the concept with the sale πŸ’Έ upcycle, look forward to seeing it.

  9. As much as I love the projects and watching them being built. I think my favorite part is that we say the “your mom” jokes at the exact same time.

  10. Hi David,

    I like this one a lot, have to admit, not so keen on the paint colour but I really liked how you re made the wooden parts. Yeah ….. pretty good! I think you’re alright mate πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

  11. I love these upscaling 2nd hand furniture projects. They always turn out really really nice. Good job.

    One thing though. I think it would have been cool to put the “Shamy” name on it somewhere.

  12. Cool project!!! Came out great! Some graffiti on that back brick wall would look cool in your background!!! Kinda fit your colorful vibe too!!! Love your work man πŸ‘ŠπŸΌ

  13. Great video. Can’t believe you got that for only $10. It’s gorgeous. Mahalo for sharing! : )

  14. Great video as always. My 4 year old twin girls at the same time you said you didn’t like the color top β€œbut I like it”. Kids would love it either way.

  15. What a great idea that was David! It turned out beautifully! Can’t we just have some fun?

  16. I liked the coloured veneer version, although the final version was beautiful as well!!

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